Nissan QASHQAI+2 Road Test

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Nissan QASHQAI Review

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We are great fans of the Nissan QASHQAI+2 Satellite Navigation System, it uses a memory card to store the map data on and it seemed very clear and quick.

Infotainment

We are great fans of the Nissan QASHQAI+2 Satellite Navigation System, it uses a memory card to store the map data on and it seemed very clear and quick. The only negative points were the small 5" TFT screen which is set too low so you have to look down at the screen.

We even liked the 'Eco' option which selects a route aimed at optimising fuel economy. It is complemented by TMC (Traffic Message Channel) with alternative route calculation when congestion levels are sufficiently high. The navigation system allows you to use full UK postcodes to set destinations.

Plus, as we were testing the n-tec model we had Nissan's Connect system, which is standard on both n-tec and Tekna models. This is a fully integrated communications package which provides Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity and the ability to listen to music in the way you want. Its also features a single disc CD player with MP3/WMA playback, FM/AM radio, aux socket and USB port for full iPod connection, which worked very well.

Rivals
  • Chevrolet Captiva (it has seven seats)
  • Citroen C-Crosser
  • Ford C-Max
  • Vauxhall Zafira
  • Volkswagen Touran
What We Liked
  • Overall driving experience
  • Satellite Navigation System
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Quality of the leather upholstery
What We Disliked
  • The back row of seats only suited to small children
What We'd Like to See
  • Move the Satellite Navigation screen into the driver's line of vision
Build Quality

Our test car was very well put together and it performed faultlessly whilst it was on loan to us. The materials are all family friendly and should prove durable in the long term.

Value for Money

The Nissan QASHQAI+2 is more expensive than its smaller brother but you do again the extra 2 seats and a larger boot. We feel it offers good value for money when compared to the competition.

All Nissan QASHQAI+2 models, like the 5-seater Nissan QASHQAI, have a 12 month/12,500 mile service interval. They are covered by a three-year/60,000 mile warranty and there's also a 12-year anti-perforation warranty.

Insurance groups range from 6 for both 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel Visia and Acenta models to 11 for 2.0 petrol Tekna and 2.0 diesel Tekna 4x4 models.

Summary

We were left very impressed with the Nissan QASHQAI+2 and we were sorry to see it go. It happily carried a full complement of seven people on a family day out, albeit with small children in the third row of seats. However, we are not too sure if it would have coped with the holiday luggage for seven passengers. So the only downside to the Nissan QASHQAI+2 is that it is not really a full time seven seater.

The performance, ride and handling are excellent and combined with the seven seats and the spacious light & airy interior you have a great family car which comes highly recommended.

5 August 2009 Melanie Carter
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Nissan QASHQAI Road Test Data
Model ReviewedNissan QASHQAI+2 2.0 dCi N-TEC
  
Body TypeHatchback
ColourFlame Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.9 Seconds
Top Speed 118 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban33.2 mpg
Extra Urban50.4 mpg
Combined42.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group10
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Price (when tested on the 05/08/09) £23,200

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